When I decided to rebrand my shop into a more professional presence on the internet I also took on a lot more responsibility. Production, marketing, and sales are automated through my Etsy shop Third Floor Yarn Works, but time management still is a struggle for me.
Right now my inventory (works in progress) list is long due mostly to the unpredictable nature of having a 5 year old (Bootsie) and a 3 year old (Boogie). As I write this post I’m in between kindergarten drop off and pick up with a shopping list to fulfill and a house to clean and dinner to plan. It’s quite the task to get it all done, but as long as I’m slightly flexible with my production schedule, I can fit blogging, posting, and other internet activities into the calm moments of my day.
As far as production goes: Today I will crochet for about 30 minutes during school pick up. I already have my project packed and ready to go and while I know I won’t finish the whole thing today, I have enough time to get a good jump on the thing. I’m working on a flower hexagon project that got messed up due to my mistake. Repairing it is far more complicated than it should be, but once I get a few spots fixed it should come together nicely.
After pick up there is a shopping trip and then home to do a quick photo shoot of a Charlie Brown themed cowl that I needed to do last week, but never got a chance to. I’m hoping that I can get it listed today. I need a little more traffic on my site although I’ve had pretty good stats lately.
The only hurdle I have to get passed today is getting this done before anyone has a meltdown. Meltdowns make working impossible.
What’s your biggest struggle with working and family?